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Wastewater Operator Training Course

By Practical Applications

Our team is passionate about applied science and engineering. We’re equally passionate about continued learning, which is why we offer our specialized 8-week wastewater operator exam prep course. This course is designed to prepare participants for a career as an Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator.

The course is led by Practical Applications’ founder and CEO Gary Broberg. Gary earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and has had a long and successful career as a Professional Engineer. Gary’s extensive background in wastewater services allows him to provide real-life context while teaching the principles of wastewater operator training.

Class Schedule

We currently have the following  courses scheduled:

Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator Training Course - Fall 2024 (September 18th - November 6th)

About the Course

Our course will prepare you for a career as an Industrial Grade 2 Wastewater Operator. The class meets 3 hours per week each Wednesday at 8AM, beginning September 18th through November 6th. (9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6). The class is offered both virtually live and in-person in Woburn, MA. There will be weekly homework assignments, 3 quizzes, and a practice exam. If you have any questions regarding the class please contact:


Class 1

• About The Exam
• Wastewater Chemistry Math Introduction
• Regulations

Class 2

• Acids and Bases, pH
• Flow Math
• Industrial Sources and Pollutants
• Flow Measurement

Class 3

• Dosage Math
• Wastewater Treatment Basics
• Preliminary Treatment, Sedimentation, Solids Loading

Class 4

• Pressure Math
• Equipment: Pumps, Valves, Air Compressors

Class 5

• Specific Gravity, Temp Conversion
• Sampling and Laboratory
• Fixed Film Treatment
• Organic Loading

Class 6

• Oxidation
• Activated Sludge
• Anaerobic Digestion

Class 7

• Solids Handling
• Sludge De-watering
• Disinfection
• De-chlorination

Class 8

• Health and Safety

Praise from Past Participants

Request More Information

We offer courses in the Winter, Spring, and Fall. Please contact us for more information about our next available wastewater operator course.